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Funding Opportunities

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Labs & Projects

Antimicrobial Resistance Project: Antimicrobial resistance plays a vital role in the evolution and spread disease causing microorganisms. Previous reports have suggested that the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance is a direct result of antibiotic misuse in human and veterinary medicine, although this remains controversial. Our research suggests that the occurrence of antibiotic resistance in food animals is not only a result of antibiotic use on farms. In fact, antibiotic resistant microorganisms are shed in high numbers from animals not previously exposed to antibiotics. The goal of this project is to dissect the mechanisms through which food producing animals become colonized by antimicrobial resistant microorganisms in the environment. 

Aquatic Pathobiology Lab: The Aquatic Pathobiology Laboratory is a unique, state of the art research and teaching facility at the University of Florida. he laboratory serves as a shared resource for faculty and students with focus in the areas of aquatic toxicology, aquatic pathology, and ecological studies that examine the relationships between aquatic animal health, human health, and environmental stress.

Haiti Laboratories: The goal of the Haiti Research Lab is to do research primarily on ecology, epidemiology, genetics and genomics of microbial pathogens, including the viral origins responsible for cholera and chronic diarrheal illness and the goal of our researchers is to understand evolutionary changes that lead to the emergence ofnew pathogens. They aim to use data they find to develop and implement interventions to minimize the risk of disease transmission.

Healthy Gulf Coasts Project: With active participation from community members and organizations, the Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities project seeks to conduct research to answer questions for communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon Spill. Communities involved with the HGHC project stretch along the Florida-Alabama coastline and include communities that were directly and indirectly impacted by oil from the spill. Levy, Dixie, Franklin, Santa Rosa, and Escambia counties in Florida and Baldwin County in Alabama have been the communities most actively involved with the research

Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory (SEER): SEER Lab is focused on questions addressing the ecology and spatio-temporal patterns of diseases. SEER Lab research is focused primarily on bacterial zoonoses, those bacterial diseases that affect both animals and humans. Toward these research questions, SEER Lab employs spatial modeling and geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (e.g. satellite data describing the environment), and micro- and molecular biology.


CDC Southeastern Regional Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases: The Gateway Program: The Gateway Center of Excellence is one of several national CDC-funded centers supporting research aiming to protect the United States from Zika virus and related infectious disease threats.

Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID): The Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases is program that is part of the MIDAS network. Our main interest is in quantitative methodologic developments related to scientific and public health aspects of infectious diseases, including epidemiology, evaluating interventions, immunology, and vaccinology. Our research focuses on prevention and intervention in infectious diseases of global health importance, as well as emerging infectious diseases, such as pandemic influenza

Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety: The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety explores and addresses the occupational safety and health needs of people working in agriculture, fishing, and forestry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

UF Resources

Center for Precollegiate Education and Training: The Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (UF CPET) promotes and supports the use of the facilities and faculty of the research university in the preparation and enhancement of science and technology teaching at the secondary education level. UF CPET science education programs enable individualized and team-centered direct, and ultimately pervasive, public dissemination of research and knowledge through enhanced teaching.

Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS): The EDIS website is your Every Day Information Source. It is a comprehensive, single-source repository of all current UF/IFAS numbered peer-reviewed publications.

Southern Plant Diagnostic Network (SPDN): The SPDN is a partnership of 14 states and territories in the southeast US functioning as a cohesive, distributed system to quickly detect pests and pathogens in our agricultural and natural ecosystems, serving a wide array of public and private clientele. Our goal is to support a secure regional network for the detection and diagnosis of plant health problems, extend and support sound public policies, implement rapid and accurate diagnoses, and response strategies, and provide leadership and training.

SW FL Research & Education Center (SWFREC): The center serves growers, farmers, and other clientele in Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties. It supplies decision-makers with specific knowledge to sustain and enhance agricultural, human, and natural resources through nationally and internationally recognized research, extension, and teaching programs.


Center for Disease Control & Prevention: The CDC aims to increase the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Florida Department of Agriculture: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food. Our programs and activities are so varied and extensive, they touch the life of just about every Floridian.

Florida Department of Health: The Florida Department of Health aims to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts. Priorities for improving public health in Florida are addressed through a variety of plans that address collaboration with different partners as well as internal agency priorities that will help achieve a healthier Florida.

Institute for Sustainable Food Systems: ISFS brings together experts in food production to study the myriad ways the world's food systems connect to meet humanity's need for nutrition. The institute aims at being at the forefront of training the next generation of professionals to lead in the creation of a more sustainable global food system

Livestock Innovation Lab: The objectives of the Livestock Systems Innovation Lab are to sustainably improve livestock productivity and marketing and animal-source food consumption using appropriate improved technologies, capacity development, and policies, in order to improve the nutrition, health, incomes and livelihoods of vulnerable people. It draws on the expertise of top U. S. universities and developing country research institutions through long-term multi-disciplinary, integrated, and competitively funded applied research and capacity-development efforts.

Malaria Atlas Project: The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) brings together researchers based around the world with expertise in a wide range of disciplines from public health to mathematics, geography and epidemiology. We work together to generate new and innovative methods of mapping malaria risk. Ultimately our goal is to produce a comprehensive range of maps and estimates that will support effective planning of malaria control at national and international scales.

Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research: The Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research is a multi-disciplinary center of excellence for research on new, emerging and re-emerging microbial threats of regional concern and global importance.  Their mission is to deploy improved rapid diagnostics, effective low-cost treatments and affordable vaccines for tropical infectious diseases, which disproportionately affect underserved ethnic minority and geographically isolated communities in the Asia-Pacific region

Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center: The SNTC supports the education and training missions of TB programs throughout our region and provides a source of expert medical consultation for healthcare providers caring for TB patients. We serve 10 southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

World Health Organization: Our goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. Together we strive to combat diseases – infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and no communicable ones like cancer and heart disease.